|Ken Henderson: John Meek Interview, 1995 - John Meek|
Ken Henderson was a world class climber, explorer, author, filmmaker and a true 'man for all seasons' in early 20th century mountaineering. He joined the American Alpine Club in 1929, long before most current members were born. His climbing exploits include climbs in Europe and Canada, as well as various mountains in the U.S. with numerous first ascents. He truly set the bar for all who would follow.
Keywords: Ken Henderson; AAC; American Alpine Club; mountaineering; climbing; John Meek; Alpine Club Library
|Royal Robbins: John Meek Interview - John Martin Meek|
"Some people apparently are born almost fearless and that must include Royal Robbins. As a youth, one of his activities was jumping from one freight car to the other while they were moving in opposite directions. CLimbing in the golden ago of Yosemite with Yvonne Chouinard, Tom Frost, Warren Harding, Chuck Pratt and others described by one outdoors magazine as "demigods," demanded either supreme confidence or fearlessness...
Keywords: Royal Robbins; John Martin Meek; American Alpine Club; AAC; American Alpine Club Library; Mountaineering; Climbing; Yosemite
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|Erik Weihenmeyer and Charlie Mace: John Meek Interview - John Martin Meek|
Erik Weihenmayer is the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In 2002, he also completed his quest to climb the Seven Summits. Interviewed with Charlie Mace, a member of the famous blind Everest expedition, the pair describes the first blind ascent of Everest and it's lasting impact on the world of mountaineering.
Keywords: Erik Weihenmeyer; Charlie Mace; Everest; Blind; Climbing; Mountaineering; John Meek; American Alpine Club; AAC; American Alpine Club Library
|Bob Bates: John Meek Interview - John Martin Meek|
Robert Bates was an American mountaineer best known for his First Ascent of Mt. Lucania and the 1938 and 1953 American Expeditions to K2. He served on the Board of the American Alpine Club numerous times, and was once Honorary President. On the '53 expedition to K2, Bates and 4 others were saved by Pete Schoening's ice axe, one of the greatest mountaineering belays of all time. Bates later received a David A...
Keywords: Bob Bates; Robert Bates; John Meek; Mountaineering; Alpine; The Belay; American Alpine Club; AAC; American Alpine Club Library; Lucania; K2
|Sir Edmund Hillary: John Meek Interview - John Martin Meek|
"While vacationing in Colorado in the summer of 2002, I was reminded the 50th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary being the first person to summit Mt. Everest would be coming up in a few months. After a series of emails explaining my video interviews of noted climbers project for the American Alpine Club library, Sir Edmund's agent sent word that I could have one hour at 10 am Sept. 3rd at the Hillary home in Auckland, NZ...
Keywords: Sir Edmund Hillary; Lady June Hillary; Everest; First Ascent; American Alpine Club; AAC; American Alpine Club Library; John Martin Meek; Mountaineering; Climbing
|1995 American Expedition to Everest: John Meek Interview - John Martin Meek|
Everyone I have interviewed in this noted climber collection for the American Alpine Club have had good stories, while others had great stories. An example of a great story would be Simone Moro, who gave up his quest to do the first traverse of Lohtse and Everest to aid another climber. The 1995 American Everest expedition is another great story, unusual in two details. First, the team included George Mallory II of Australia, grandson of the great British climber, George Mallory, who first attem...
Keywords: George Mallory II; Paul Pfau; Colin Lynch; Everest; American Alpine Club; Alpine Club Library; AAC; John Meek; 1995 Expedition to Everest; Mountaineering; Climbing